I've always been satisfied with the performance of my Chevrolet Estate. However, something happened to my brake system, and I don't know what to do. Whenever I slow down to about 10 mph, the brakes of my car would judder, and the ABS light will illuminate. I've brought my vehicle to several car repair shops, but they can't find what is causing the problem. They just say that they can't get into the ABS side of it. What should I do to fix this?
A loose connection in the ABS sensors might be causing this problem. You might also check if there is a cracked ring, especially if your car has a high mileage. These parts worn out over time, and they should be replaced immediately to avoid having problems in the brake system. The sensor can be replaced easily, so you don't need to worry about it. If the problem continues with your new sensor, then the ABS unit should be causing the problem. If it still doesn't work, then you might need to check the rotating shaft that sends a signal to the sensor. Make sure that it doesn't have cracks or signs of warping. Replace it immediately if needed.
I just noticed that the interior light above my Chevrolet Estate's interior mirror isn't working. The left and right map lights are working, but the one at the middle doesn't light up. I wonder if the bulb is already busted, or a fuse blew out. I checked all the fuses in the engine area, and they were all working fine. What could be causing the problem?
The center room light has one switch with three positions: on, door open, and off. If the middle light doesn't work even when it's turned on, then the bulb must be busted. When this happens, you need to replace it with a new one immediately. However, if the bulb is not defective, then you might want to check the fuses in the circuit. There's one in the engine bay, and it is also used for the boot light. There is also a fuse in the interior fuse panel. Inspect each of them for signs of wear and tear or corrosion. Replace them, and see if the light will turn on. If not, then there might be a problem with the wiring or connections. You might want to bring them to your dealer for an expert advice.
I own an Estate for four years now without having any problems. Now, I just find out that my exhaust needs to be replaced. However, my dealer is asking me so much for a replacement part. I'm considering buying aftermarket parts because I can't afford what my dealer was suggesting. Should I give it a go?
Settling with an aftermarket part is not recommended since some consider these aftermarket parts as low-quality replacement. You might want to get other quotes from independent sellers; they might source the right item for you through their trade contacts. It will surely be cheaper than the main dealer but with the same quality as the original. If you can also look for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, that would be better.